Community asked to consider locomotive location
  • Tuesday 01 December 2015
Restored Krauss locomotive

Residents of Buderim and the wider Sunshine Coast community are invited to have their say on where the restored Krauss Locomotive should be displayed.

Division 7 Councillor Ted Hungerford said it was important the community agreed on where the locomotive was placed.

"The Krauss Locomotive project represents an exciting opportunity to showcase some of the rich history that helped to develop Buderim," Cr Hungerford said.

“Council previously endorsed a location for this valuable piece of history to be displayed, however The Buderim Palmwoods Heritage Tramway Inc. are now requesting an alternative location.

“Given council used the wider community’s feedback to determine the current endorsed site, it’s vital that residents again have the opportunity to provide input before any new decisions are made.

“The information received from the community will be reported to council to determine the final location.

“Council will continue to work with the community to preserve Buderim’s vibrant history.”

The council endorsed location for the restored Krauss is on the corner of Lindsay Road and Burnett Street. The Buderim Palmwoods Heritage Tramway Inc (BPHTI) has now proposed demolition of the existing Lindsay Road public toilet block and construction of a new toilet block that would also showcase the Krauss to the community.

Complete the online survey www.surveymonkey.com/r/KraussLocomotive to provide your feedback.

Visit council’s website for further details on the project.

Fast facts:

  • The locomotive transported goods and people between Palmwoods and Buderim Mountain between 1915 and 1935.
  • The BPHTI has been carefully restoring the locomotive after it was purchased with the financial support of council.
  • The project is subject to funding. BPHTI has raised $100,000 towards construction of the display and council has committed $50,000. Taking these funds into account, it is estimated that the additional cost to council for construction will be in the order of $400,000 plus (subject to detailed design). Council will continue to work with the State and Federal governments regarding grant opportunities and will also consider the project as part of future budget deliberations.